September 29, 2015

Brief: U of L trustee steps down

The Louisville Cardinal News

By Olivia Krauth–

After months of discussions regarding the lack of an African American member of U of L’s Board of Trustees, long outspoken member Steve Wilson has resigned to give a seat to an African American.

Attorney General Jack Conway announced earlier today that Governor Steve Beshear had violated a state law on minority representation on the board. Beshear has said Wilson’s replacement will be an African American.

The issue started this summer, when the board’s only appointed African American member, Kevin Cosby, left at the end of his term. He was replaced by Paul Diaz.

Wilson, of 21C Hotel fame, has frequently spoken out about BOT transparency over the past year. An excerpt of his resignation letter is below.

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This is a developing story.

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